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Ready for your next vacation or getaway? Wandering Foodie suggests a Thai Adventure.  A new place that’s culturally stimulating and relaxing at that the same time.

If you are looking to escape to a foreign, exotic and affordable land there is no greater place than a Thai Adventure. Full of great food and many opportunities for new experiences.

If the pristine white beaches and the relaxing atmosphere don’t win you over the food and people will. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth, but there are endless sites, attractions and excursions for any type Foodie or Wanderer

Thailand has over 1,500 miles of coastline, and just off many of these are some of the best dive sites in the world.

So go get your Adventure hat on and try diving to explore prime spots under the sea,

visitors are surely bound to find at least one that catches their eye.

Elephant sanctuaries are great for tourists who are animal lovers and for the more spiritual over 40,000 Buddhist temples found across the Land of Smiles.

The more adventurous can go for  a day on one of the country’s many rivers and go white water rafting. There are also trails to be trekked, waves to be surfed, jungles to be zip lined through, and more in Thailand.

Do Not leave without trying the Thai Food. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Som Tam

In fact Thai food is so delicious and diverse that visitors should never have to eat the same dish twice.
Visitors will find that the cuisine changes as their location does, keeping your food options interesting as they venture from one city to the next.
Do not miss!

Som Tam:
This dish combines all five tastes; sour, hot, salty, savory and sweetness and mixes it together. In English this dish can be translated to ‘green papaya salad’. You can order a veg and a no-veg version.

Throughout cities in Thailand, this dish is one of the staples of street food cooking and dining. It’s fresh, easy to prepare, and tastes wonderful. There are again many different variations for this meal, some including fermented fish sauce or salted preserved egg.

Pad Thai:

I’m probably not supposed to play favorites, but this dish is definitely my favorite.

Pad Thai is the epitome of simple ingredients creating dazzling flavor. It’s fresh, light and exotic. This dish of thin rice noodles stir-fried with egg, tofu and shrimp, and seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, tamarind, vinegar and dried chili has subsequently reigned as the favourite Thai cuisine. And vegetarian versions are always available.

The clothing for your Thailand trip can be very relaxed apart for when visiting temples. Do remember to be cover your shoulders and knees. It is always safe to dress comfortably and in a culturally respectful way.

Loomtree suggestions for clothes to pack for your trip.

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Are you a fan of travelling and discovering new places? It would be great to hear from you. Do share your favourite locations in our comment section.

 

 

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Why has The enigmatic destination of  Morocco always attracted people seeking adventure from all over the world?

The North Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea ensures a diverse climate full of beauty giving the inspiration to set off on adventures. Each city and terrain of this North African country is vastly different and provides a source of delight both to the wanderer and foodies. Inviting to explore its culture, ancient medinas, endless deserts and beautiful coasts.

The thought of visiting Berber villages and tasting Moroccan food in the magical Kasbahs sets the imagination and taste buds on fire. Morocco is the culinary star of North Africa. Imperial and trade influence has been filtered and blended into Morocco’s culture. Being at the crossroads of many civilizations, the cuisine of Morocco is a mélange of Arab, Berber, Moorish, French, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean African, Iberian, and Jewish influences.

Moroccan cooking is enhanced with fruits, dried and fresh — apricots,dates, figs, and raisins, to name a few. Lemons preserved in a salt-lemon juice mixture bring a unique face to many Moroccan chicken and pigeon dishes. Nuts are prominent; pine nuts, almonds, and pistachios show up in all sorts of unexpected places.

Got your mouth watering yet? Here are some of our suggestions.

Don’t leave Morocco before trying these dishes:

Mint tea: ‘Moroccan whisky’, mint tea is the drink of choice. It is steeped with a few sprigs of spearmint stuffed into the teapot. It is poured into a tea glass from a height to create a froth called the crown.

Couscous: this is a fine wheat pasta traditionally rolled by hand. It is steamed over a stew of meat and vegetables. To serve, the meat is covered by a pyramid of couscous, the vegetables are pressed into the sides and the sauce served separately. It is often garnished with a sweet raisin preserve, or in the Berber tradition, with a bowl of buttermilk.

B’stilla: is human history on a plate. Combining ingredients commonly found in the Maghreb, spices from Persia and Arabia, traditional Moroccan pastry, and a name derived from Spanish, B’Stilla is the result of a few thousand years of conquest, religious fervor and trade. Layers of a paper-thin pastry coddle a blend of pigeon meat, almonds and eggs spiced with saffron, cinnamon and fresh coriander, the whole dusted with icing sugar and cinnamon.

Don’t keep the Mediterranean waters and the Atlas mountains waiting too long! pack your bag with the help of Loomtree.

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Bon Voyage!

 

 

 

 

 

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Some you may remember the famous festival: Spain’s Tomatina festival  recreated on celluloid for the Bollywood film “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”.

Were you curious about the origins and what really goes on?

This rather bizarre tomato fighting festival is organized in the Spanish town of Buñol (about 38 kilometers away from Valencia) on the last Wednesday in August. La Tomatina festival is held in honor of the town’s patron saints, St. Louis Bertrand.

The festival started in 1945, but it was officially recognized in 1952.

There are several theories about how La Tomatina started. It is said it started as an accident.  On the annual parade of gigantic figures with big heads  passing through the streets of Buñol. Some young people accidentally knocked over one of the giants. The person dressed as the giant was furious and immediately attacked people he saw. Others grabbed some tomatoes from a nearby vegetable stall and started throwing them at the man.

The fight began.

Apparently, the same thing happened next year and “El día de la Tomatina” was born.

The event just kept growing and becoming more popular. During the competition, the women wear all white and men do not wear shirts.

The first event of La Tomatina begins at about 10 a.m.

A ham is put on top of a pole. Competitors have to climb and get it. To make the mission much more difficult the pole is greased. Everything is accompanied by loud singing and dancing. When someone accomplishes the task and gets the ham the main event starts.

Tomatoes for the Tomatina are brought from the Spanish province of Extremadura.

These tomatoes are of lower quality and can not be used as food. The whole battle, or maybe better huge chaos, starts with the firing of water cannons.

Tomatoes must be squashed before throwing to avoid injuries.

The festival lasts for a short time and water cannon strike the crowds meaning that La Tomatina is over.

Do you know of any bizarre and unusual festivals from around the world you would like to share with us? Please share in the comment section.

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